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Poster: 72chinacat Date: Nov 1, 2013 5:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Question for AR

AR.. I was in the peace corps in Nepal in late 70's. There was another female volunteer in the group just before me...another deadhead. She married a Nepali and is still living in the subcontinent someplace working in development. I don't remember her name, just that she was one of the many deadheads in peace corps Nepal, but the only other female besides me.

Is there any chance that is you?

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 1, 2013 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for AR

No; sorry. But I ever run into someone like that, I'll ask her if she remembers 72chinacat :-) Tapai yaha basdakeri kun jilla ma basnubhayo?

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Poster: 72chinacat Date: Nov 1, 2013 7:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for AR

Gulmi jilla ma baseko. Thansen batta 2 din heidna pardiyo.

OMG, it's really hard to remember all that... derai barsa bhayo.

:-)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 1, 2013 8:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for AR

LOL, I bet. Kun gaon? I've spent some time there; beautiful area! You wouldn't have to 2 din hindne from Tansen anymore, though. Baato tuprai chhan, tara katam, of course. Mostly dirt, but I think the Tomghas road has been paved.

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Poster: 72chinacat Date: Nov 2, 2013 6:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for AR

The gaon where I lived was Chap Daudhha, but the school was in Dhurcoat. Spelling of these places is all wrong, I know.

The third year of PC I went to Paklihawa in the terai, a high school full of Gurkha soldiers' kids. That family I lived with I am still in touch with, have been back to visit over the years. Of course, more than 30 years ago now..the kids from the family & school are all grown up now.

When I went back there after the internet was discovered..OMG, the changes were unimaginable.what a world it opened up (good and bad).

Every July my PC/Nepal group gets together in Seattle for a mini-reunion. Lots of Nepal connections too between husbands, adopted kids, work, and just wonderful memories.

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Poster: 72chinacat Date: Nov 2, 2013 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for AR

I know Taulihawa well. There was a fisheries volunteer there whom I was great friends with. I went there a lot. Yes, Paklihawa is just near Bhairahawa. It was like a big city compared to Dhurkot area. I lived with a Magar family that I fell in love with. I'm in touch with the children still although they are adults living in Hong Kong now.

When I was there Shri Panch was the king and they voted for the first time. What people did to vote would shame Americans who stay home when it's to cold.

Now I do volunteer work with Bhutanese refugees and they all speak Nepali. I do have kukurs too, but they get mallas every day!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 2, 2013 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for AR's kid...DEAD related

Hey, I got a much more important question--er, request: get your kid out of his homework, and figure out the frickin song he bothered us all with, eh?

;)

Seriously--this is worse that Lou's Trivia Contests...inquiring minds want to know...unless of course I missed it already; in which case, nevermind.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 2, 2013 8:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for AR's kid...DEAD related

Oh geez. I'm so sorry. He's trekking right now. Field trip for the Abbey assignment. OK, I don't know about that one, but he's off with a class full of high school kids and some teachers for whom I feel great sympathy. He called, because this is the cell phone world, and in the background it sounded like a bunch of insane pigeons were being chased by yetis. So cross your fingers that they get back safely.

But then we'll have time, and we will WORK on it. Important stuff. No excuse like "homework."

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 3, 2013 5:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for AR's kid...DEAD related

Good-that's MUCH better than finding out he's obsessing over the World Series, right?

;)

And, if he wants to discuss Abbey, tell him to drop Tell a line sometime...would love to.

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Poster: 72chinacat Date: Nov 2, 2013 6:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for AR

The gaon where I lived was Chap Daudhha, but the school was in Dhurcoat. Spelling of these places is all wrong, I know.

The third year of PC I went to Paklihawa in the terai, a high school full of Gurkha soldiers' kids. That family I lived with I am still in touch with, have been back to visit over the years. Of course, more than 30 years ago now..the kids from the family & school are all grown up now.

When I went back there after the internet was discovered..OMG, the changes were unimaginable.what a world it opened up (good and bad).

Every July my PC/Nepal group gets together in Seattle for a mini-reunion. Lots of Nepal connections too between husbands, adopted kids, work, and just wonderful memories.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 2, 2013 8:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for AR

Neat. I've been more around Wamitaksar, and to places south of Durkot. And Paklihawa is near Bhairahawa, right? I know the general area pretty well, though more towards Taulihawa. Yeah, things have changed a LOT just in the last 20 years ... I feel really privileged to have been able to experience it all pre-road, pre-internet, pre-cell phone. You can still get very remote, but even old illiterate grannies have cell phones. Although not always with reception.

BTW Tihar ko subhakamana. Today is kukur Tihar. Make sure to give yours a garland if you have one!

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 2, 2013 2:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for AR

oh , thats my sister!

small world.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 2, 2013 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for AR

Excellent, RB. And yet somehow you never mentioned it. Hmmm, she must be with the CIA. Oh no, now I've blown her cover ...